Fast and affordable Saddle Stitching
For a fast solution to thin to medium sized books, saddle stitching is the go. It folds flat and doesn’t break the bank. Just make sure you allow for some creep in your design.
The size or thickness of the final publication usually determines whether the signatures are saddle stitched or adhesive bound. Saddle stitching is usually the preferred method for products of less than 60 pages.
Our saddle stitching machine consists of a seven station gathering line plus a dedicated cover feeder, a two or four wire stitching area and a trimming section that can trim three outside edges. It is also capable of either centre splitting or centre double cutting on 2-up work.
TIPS AND TRICKS
- Make sure your book is in a multiple of four pages
- The sections should have a 8mm lip on the back half for efficient feeding on the automatic feeders
- Odd section should be first section to wrap around remaining book
- Mailing cards - Minimum pick up edge must be 70mm
- Grain direction of board covers must run head to tail to avoid cracking
- Covers should be laminated or varnish-sealed to avoid scuffing
minimum and maximum sizes
|Maximum size of section untrimmed:||480 x 320mm|
|Maximum size of section trimmed:||474 x 310mm|
|Minimum size of section untrimmed:||128 x 92mm|
|Minimum size of section trimmed:||120 x 89mm|
|Maximum format of up to 2 book block untrimmed:||470 x 310mm|
|Maximum format of up to 2 book block trimmed:||230 x 310mm|
|Minimum format of up to 2 book block untrimmed:||210 x 92mm|
|Minimum format of up to 2 book block trimmed:||100 x 89mm|
|Maximum thickness of stitching:||6mm 1-up|
|Maximum number of sections:||seven in single pass|
|Number of automatic feeders:||seven plus cover feeder|
2-up work should be supplied with 5mm or 10mm double cut between.